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Apple's Embrace of UNIX Winning Converts

Doc Searls has been noticing a lengthening list of technically-oriented webloggers who are using Apple Macintosh computers running OS X. He says that OS X, a BSD UNIX-based operating system with a good (and steadily improving) user interface is winning converts. Searls says: "Apple is doing a lot of things right (or close enough), and their circle of the development Venn diagram is overlapping hugely with the UNIX community, including committed open source folks, commercial 'solutions' developers and all those science types for whom UNIX is simply a universal environment...."

From our perspective, the biggest problem with the Macintosh as a general-purpose computing platform right now is that it is not Intel-based. Therefore, it doesn't run VMware. This is still important to us, and will continue to be important until our consulting customers no longer run any server-based apps on Windows that don't run on any other OS.

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